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    Default Olympic Trials Marathon in NYC tomorrow

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olymp...Marathon_N.htm

    Top 10 to watch in the race for Beijing berths:

    Name Age Best time Comment

    Trial-tested

    Meb Keflezighi 32 2:09:53 (2004) 2004 Olympic silver medalist is consistent but hasn't had ideal buildup.

    Dan Browne 32 2:11:35 (2002) Made 2004 Olympic team in marathon and 10,000. On an upswing after two knee surgeries and appendectomy.

    Alan Culpepper 35 2:09:41 (2002) Ultra professional who won 2004 trials and was 12th in Athens. Has started training group in Boulder, Colo.

    Coming off the track

    Abdi Abdirahman 30 2:08:56 (2006) Coming off year of national track and road titles. Has solid credentials.

    Ryan Hall 25 2:08:24 (2007) Newcomer with great potential. This year set U.S. half-marathon record.

    Dathan Ritzenhein 24 2:14:01 (2006) High school phenom who ran his only marathon last year and suffered at the end.

    Road warriors

    Khalid Khannouchi 35 2:05:38 (2002) Arguably the greatest ever. Twice set world records and won Chicago four times and London once. Has battled foot injuries.

    Brian Sell 29 2:10:47 (2006) Coming off impressive 2006 when he was fourth at Boston, sixth in Chicago.

    Ryan Shay 28 2:14:29 (2003) Has won one marathon and two half-marathon U.S. titles.

    Peter Gilmore 30 2:12:45 (2006) Experienced marathoner coming off seventh place in Boston. Has run well on tough courses.

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    Tragedy - Ryan Shay collapsed. Later pronounced dead.

    Thoughts and prayers to his family.
    So many brackets, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzag View Post
    Tragedy - Ryan Shay collapsed. Later pronounced dead.

    Thoughts and prayers to his family.
    Life doesn't make any sense sometimes. My prayers go out to the Shay family and our brethren at Notre Dame, where Ryan was a national champion for the Irish track team.

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